Mahi Tamariki and Te Aroha – Urenui Pa c1920
Kia ū koe ki tō marae, mā tō marae ka kiia koe he tangata
Hold fast to your marae, for it is your marae that makes you a whole a person.
Urenui Pa holds a special significance for Ngāti Mutunga within Taranaki. It is our only remaining marae and has been the focal point for Ngāti Mutunga Iwi activities since the early 1870s. It continues to be used for all Iwi events and Hui today.
Urenui Pa is the site of the three most important taonga of Ngāti Mutunga. These are our ancestral houses of Mahi Tamariki, Te Aroha and Te Titohea. Mahi Tamariki and Te Aroha are both Wharenui and Te Titohea is the Wharekai. Urenui Pa remains the cultural heart and key gathering place of Ngāti Mutunga.
Urenui Pa is administered by the Urenui Pa Trustees. The Trustees responsibilities are guided by Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993.
The current Urenui Pā Trustees are;
Johnson Raumati (Chairperson)